E-book, 96 pages

English language

Published Sept. 21, 2015 by Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom.

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4 stars (6 reviews)

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, …

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reviewed Binti by Nnedi Okorafor


3 stars

I was expecting a longer story but since I'm reading the whole trilogy (and the short story in between) I would not give my review too much credit. The story is indeed interesting and the relationship that is being established between Binti and Okwu, being the second such a different type of entity, is appealing.

Reseña de Binti

4 stars

No me esperaba para nada el desarrollo de la trama. Nnedi Okorafor entrelaza con maestría los sentimientos de una persona criada en una tradición rígida y su ferviente deseo de explorar mucho más allá de los límites que se le han impuesto. No suaviza las partes más duras de la historia y eso puede resultar impactante. Me ha ayudado a reflexionar respecto a que, para entendernos unes a otres, en ocasiones tenemos que hacer sacrificios y ceder. Pero merece totalmente la pena hacerlo.

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  • Fiction, science fiction, space opera